Health


Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 9
- August 09, 2016

The Cayman Islands is reporting its first local transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has been spreading across the Americas since a year ago. - Providing a Department of Health " teacher toolkit " that will allow teachers to include Zika messages and activities in lessons. Florida has 408 cases of people infected with the Zika virus in 30 counties. (more...)
Marco Rubio is Against Abortions Even in the Case of Zika
- August 09, 2016

Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation. Amy Hopkins, one of the community health nurses for the health department, said due to the influx of global students and students who travelled overseas they aim to raise more awareness about the virus once the two colleges begin their academic year. (more...)
Wynwood is home to artists, hipsters, tourists _ and Zika Wynwood is home to artists, hipsters, tourists _ and Zika
- August 09, 2016

Rubio continued: "Obviously, microcephaly is a bad prenatal condition that kids are born with. I'm very pro-life, (but) I can't go there, I can't tell that woman you gotta carry that child", said South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham . (more...)
Bethesda native, Katie Ledecky breaks world record at the Olympics
- August 09, 2016

When Ledecky was still a blistering 1.19 seconds under her own world record at the halfway point of the race, Smith said she wasn't tempted to steal a look because the roar of crowd seemed to grow louder with every lap. I knew that I had a lot left at the end and I just let it all out. Monday, she has the opening two rounds of the 200-meter freestyle, the only event in which Ledecky is not an overwhelming favorite. (more...)
Cupping: Why Michael Phelps was covered in red dots Cupping: Why Michael Phelps was covered in red dots
- August 09, 2016

Sutherland estimates Le Clos, Phelps, and Cseh will be the only swimmers in Rio to post times under 1 minute 53 seconds in the 200-meter butterfly . The British swimmer cruised to victory in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 57.13 seconds Sunday night, shattering the mark of 57.55 he set a day earlier in the preliminaries. (more...)
GST will end tax terrorism, says PM
- August 09, 2016

However, States seem to have their own agenda concerning GST rates. The GST would have been more homebuyers' friendly if stamp duty had also been subsumed into it. Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Director, Okaya Power Pvt. ( See: Rajya Sabha clears GST bill; AIADMK stages walkout). He insisted that GST would guarantee financial security to small enterprises who Modi said are the drivers of Indian economy. (more...)
Family of five found dead 'couldn't afford medication for daughter's heart-surgery'
- August 09, 2016

Police said they learned from a family member that Megan Short missed a lunch date and could not be contacted by phone. Back in December, a different picture of the family was conveyed when Mark Short uploaded a family photo onto his Facebook page with the caption: "She's still the most lovely girl that I've ever met", he wrote. (more...)
Immunizations Help Protect Your Child From Serious Diseases Immunizations Help Protect Your Child From Serious Diseases
- August 09, 2016

S. become ill from a vaccine preventable disease. "Our goal is for kids to be vaccinated against diseases, which will enable them to have a healthy and happy school year". . Ask your family's doctor or nurse about getting a yearly flu vaccine to protect against flu. "Health care professionals play a critical role in ensuring that patients are fully immunized", said Deputy Commissioner Dr. (more...)
What to watch at the Rio Games on Tuesday
- August 09, 2016

But that amount still does not trump the $708 price recorded for the gold medals of the 2012 London Olympics due to high price of gold and silver in late 2011. Veteran Oklahoma men's coach Mark Williams , who just finished his 17th season at OU, is head coach of the Team USA men's squad. "Maybe compete with our shirts off", said USA star Sam Mikulak, the four-time, reigning all-around national champion. (more...)
Tainted candy at San Francisco party likely edible marijuana Tainted candy at San Francisco party likely edible marijuana
- August 09, 2016

But she said there could have been various ways the sweets ended up at the San Francisco quinceanera, a traditional 15th birthday party. Lab results on the orange-colored gummy ring sweets along with lab work from 12 of the hospitalized patients showed positive findings for THC, (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, health department officials said. (more...)
Thanks to Michael Phelps, cupping craze takes spotlight in Rio
- August 09, 2016

Odd circular bruises on Phelps back and shoulder have also raised eyebrows. US gymnast Alex Naddour , 25, and Belarusian swimmer Pavel Sankovich are also fans of the procedure. Though Tsagaris assures Yahoo Beauty that cupping "feels very pleasant", USA swimming star Natalie Coughlin might beg to differ. In March, the technique was featured in a video Phelps made with Under Armour . (more...)
Phelps' formula after late-night finals: pound pasta, sleep Phelps' formula after late-night finals: pound pasta, sleep
- August 09, 2016

It dates back centuries and has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance over the past decade after athletes like Phelps and National Football League star DeMarcus Ware and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston started touting its benefits. (more...)
U.S. gives green light to GM mosquito tests in Florida U.S. gives green light to GM mosquito tests in Florida
- August 09, 2016

The mosquitoes that will be released in the Florida Keys are all non-biting male Aedes aegyptis species. Pending approval, Oxitec will release its "self-limiting OX513A Aedes aegypti", a male GMO mosquito that does not bite or spread disease, to mate with wild female Aedes aegypti , the primary vector that carries the Zika virus. (more...)
Low cost, flavors, convenience turn teens onto vaping Low cost, flavors, convenience turn teens onto vaping
- August 09, 2016

The most likely draws are the cost, which is much lower than for combustible cigarettes, and ability to vape in places where smoking may be banned, according to the study led by Yale School of Medicine professors. However, the expense also depends on the brand and state cigarette taxes. "Increasing the cost of e-cigarettes might be one policy that could be used to reduce vaping in this age group", Bold said. (more...)
Ricci Martin, son of Dean, dies at 62 Ricci Martin, son of Dean, dies at 62
- August 09, 2016

The youngest son of iconic Rat Pack crooner Dean Martin has died at 62. 'RIP, Ricci. I love you!' He died at his home in Utah. He had devoted the past 10 years of his career as a performer to his show, " His Son Remembers: Dean Martin's Music And More", in which he paid tribute to his father. (more...)
Officials identify 16th non-travel Zika case in Miami-Dade
- August 09, 2016

The patients who were diagnosed with the virus last week have contracted the virus while travelling outside of the United States, where the virus is circulating. As for the rest of the state, Bergen and Passaic counties have 15 cases each, the most for any of the 14 counties with reported cases as of Thursday. (more...)
Joker Fan Film 'Injustice For All' Tops Leto's
- August 09, 2016

After Warner Bros. suffered a reputational downgrade during the premiere of "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice " this year, the anti-hero " Suicide Squad " film definitely brought the studio back on the top. In contrast, " Suicide Squad " is an interminable muddle. Fan support has been strong with almost 4 million followers for the " Suicide Squad " Facebook page. (more...)
Rio 2016 - Dutch cyclist Van Vleuten in horror crash
- August 09, 2016

The Dutch federation later confirmed that Van Vleuten was conscious and had been taken to hospital for further examination. It was still not known when she would be released. "After the men's race, . we were all warned that we need to take care of that descent", van der Breggen said. "Of course, if you are riding in front, then maybe you take too much risk". (more...)
Seahawks activate Thomas Rawls from PUP list Seahawks activate Thomas Rawls from PUP list
- August 09, 2016

So he should be ready to go. "It's just good that us running backs can be threats in the passing game as well as the running game", Collins said. Carroll said that the versatility the offensive linemen have shown in recent days makes him feel that "we're ahead of where we thought we would be. (more...)
Michael Phelps Has Clearly Been Reading Old Goop Posts
- August 09, 2016

With son Boomer in attendance, Phelps did his kid proud, along with teammates Caleb Dressel, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian . No Swedish woman had ever won an Olympic swimming gold, but Sjostrom ended that streak with aplomb. Although this was not Michael's first Olympics, it was in fact his fifth, he admitted being very nervous. The celebrated Olympian, 31, was cheered on by his adorable son, Boomer , as he helped bring team US to victory in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay. (more...)

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